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I desire to express my appreciation and gratitude for what Christian Science has done for me and is doing today. About four years ago I took up the study of Science and Health and followed its teachings for one year with varied experiences. I studied the Lesson-Sermons, and went to the services Wednesdays and Sundays. During that year I had many physical ailments, and in each and all cases when I asked for help I always received it; but soon some other ailment would appear.

I became discouraged and decided that while Christian Science was a good thing for some, it was not of any use to me, and that I would discontinue the reading and my attendance at church. I arrived at this conclusion at a Wednesday evening meeting. At that meeting two testimonies were given with which I disagreed. The first was to the effect that when a person conscientiously investigates Christian Science, he rarely if ever gives it up. The other testimony expressed thankfulness for the physical healing, but much more for the spiritual uplift. I disagreed with this for the reason that I was only looking for freedom from all my aches and pains and I did not realize what was meant when the term "spiritual uplift" was used; so I discontinued my reading and attending church, and put away all my Christian Science literature.

Testimony of Healing
For many months I have longed to express to the field...
March 16, 1912

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